Sightings Articles


Film | Ernest Becker | pop culture

Film Resurrections and the Denial of Death

Exploring the resurrection trope in American cinema and what it reveals about us...

March 2, 2020

Great Recession | consumerism | Paul Tillich | U.S. religion | economic insecurity | Ernest Becker

Boom or Bust, Consumerism is Still America's Religion

American consumer spending growth has been unusually slow since the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Does this signal the adoption of what two Washington Post reporters describe as a “newfound prudence” and a permanent change in consumer psychology? Two...

June 18, 2015